Chapter 5. Watch Video

A year before Apple announced the iPad, my friend David Blatner and I were discussing tablet computers. David had been waiting for an Apple tablet for years, and I admit I didn't understand the appeal. He mentioned having a bigger screen than the iPhone for reading ebooks and watching movies, and I pointed out that I've done both on my iPhone, and the experience is "just fine."

But that's just it. "Fine" is a compromise, and the iPad's larger screen makes watching movies, TV shows, and home videos more enjoyable. Apple's Videos app plays videos from the iTunes Store or from your iTunes library on your computer. But other options are available, including streaming video from the Internet or from a computer on your network, ...

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